Kept the wife up a bit to sit with me while I tasted tonight’s brew. Can’t say either of us enjoyed the experience, though, which is unfortunate.
On the docket was a really cool looking bottle from “Oregon’s Oldest Craft Brewery” BridgePort Stumptown Tart. Being that it is “Oregon’s Oldest Craft Brewery”, and being that the label kicks ass, I thought this would be another one I could rank up there with the Monk’s Flemish Ale… I was so, so mistaken.
BridgePort has had mixed reviews on this blog. The last “Big Brew” from them was pretty good… their BridgePort Old Knucklehead. I wish I could say the same here, really I do.
The problem with the Stumptown Tart is that it is too tart with no counterbalance. I have caught myself doing the Dumb and Dumber piss drinking tick twice since I started the bottle. I actually prefered the beer at about 45 degrees vs. when I let it warm up to 53 degrees or so. Still, the nice color and pour and label just couldn’t overcome the lackluster performance of this too-tart-for-its-own-good beer.
JBB6 Rating: Just Not Right